Blackstone Army Airfield

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Blackstone Army Airfield
Allen C. Perkinson Airport
IATA: BKTICAO: KBKTFAA LID: BKT
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Owner U.S. Army & Town of Blackstone
Location Fort Pickett / Blackstone, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 439 ft / 134 m
Coordinates 37°04′26″N 077°57′09″W / 37.07389°N 77.95250°W / 37.07389; -77.95250Coordinates: 37°04′26″N 077°57′09″W / 37.07389°N 77.95250°W / 37.07389; -77.95250
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 4,632 1,412 Concrete
1/19 4,032 1,229 Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 3,482
Blackstone AAF is located in Virginia
Blackstone AAF
Blackstone AAF
Location of Blackstone Army Airfield, Virginia

Blackstone Army Airfield (IATA: BKTICAO: KBKTFAA LID: BKT), also known as Allen C. Perkinson Airport, is located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district of Blackstone, a town in Nottoway County, Virginia, United States. It is owned by the United States Army and the Town of Blackstone.[1]

It is named for Allen C. Perkinson, a CAP Virginia Wing Commander in the 1940s.[2]

History[edit]

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces. It was used by Third Air Force as a group training airfield, and later by Air Technical Service Command.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 600 acres (240 ha) which contains two concrete paved runways: 4/22 measuring 4,632 x 150 ft (1,412 x 46 m) and 1/19 measuring 4,032 x 75 ft (1,229 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2006, the airport had 3,482 aircraft operations, an average of 9 per day: 85% military and 15% general aviation.[1]

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for BKT (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ National Flight Academy - Powered Virginia

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